Tao Te Ching (Daodejing) (Kobo eBook)

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No understanding of Chinese civilization is possible without a grasp of Taoism,the philosophy that has shaped not just Chinese spirituality but also art, scienceand politics. And it was in the Tao Te Ching, written around 300BC, that thefundamental beliefs of Taoism were first gathered. This short, wise but veryhumble book went on to influence on philosophy, religion and politics.In a compellingly simple rhetorical style the book addresses how to live a simple,peaceful and harmonious life, how to rid oneself of desires and free society ofinstitutions that promote greed.This dual-language edition of Tao Te Ching presents the original Chinesecharacters with a new translation on the facing page. With a new introduction thatdiscusses the questioned authorship of the text and editorial notes, all 81 briefchapters are included, ranging from advice for politicians to wise words for theeveryday person.Of immense influence across millennia, Tao Te Ching is a classic text richlydeserving this exquisite edition.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781782743620
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016